Overview and classification of Design for Environment tools – A diverse toolbox for vehicle developers
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Design for environment (DfE) tools, are defined as any type of systematised aid that facilitates the integration of environmental considerations during product development. A variety of DfE tools is available and informed selection based on the company’s, user’s and product’s needs is important for their successful implementation. Through systematic review of the literature, the goal of this paper is to provide a compilation of DfE tools that can be used during vehicle design and development processes. The review resulted in a rich and diverse toolbox of 41 DfE tools the majority of which exhibiting features that are relevant from a vehicle design perspective, such as environmental impacts that are important to monitor for this product category, life cycle considerations, functional and regulation requirements and more. No tool covers all features thus the use of a combination of tools may be necessary. By collecting and presenting the DfE tools available, this paper is expected to assist the adoption and systematic use of existing tools. Gaps and limitations are identified, indicating areas for improvement, for the development of future tools.
Design for Environment; Design for Environment tools; Ecodesign tools; Vehicle design; Product development; Environmental performance
Environmental Engineering Environmental Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-192530DiVA: diva2:970558
QC 201609212016-09-142016-09-142016-09-21Bibliographically approved